14 Apr '11, 11am

First-Ever U.S. Cleaning Industry Sustainability Report Released

First-Ever U.S. Cleaning Industry Sustainability Report Released

New ACI report shows off sustainability practices in the cleaning industry. (Stock Photo) The first-ever report outlining the environmental metrics for the U.S. cleaning product supply chain was released by the American Cleaning Institute on Wednesday. Twenty of the association’s member companies contributed their sustainability practices and metrics to the study, which focuses mainly on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), energy and water use and solid waste between 2007 and 2009. The report found that almost every one of these factors decreased over the two-year span, but here are some specifics. It has been the mission of many companies nationwide to lower CO2 emissions as part of greening initiatives. The cleaning industry is no different, and it found some success. GHG emission per production decreased by 25 percent. Energy use, which in this report includes electricity, ...

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